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Christie Ally Gets Two Years' Prison in Bridgegate Scandal Saints coach explains meeting with Manziel (Yahoo Sports)

news The sentences brought to a likely end the three-year-old scandal known as Bridgegate, which brought down members of Chris Christie's inner circle.

Saints coach explains Super Bowl meeting with Manziel. (AP)

Sean Payton clarified his February breakfast with the former Browns QB, dismissing a report that he was interested in signing him.


Police: Shots Fired Near Capitol Hill After Driver Hit Cop Car Big Blue Nation must get a grip, leave ref alone (Yahoo Sports)

news Police say shots were fired near Capitol Hill after a driver hit a cop car on Wednesday morning.

John Calipari, John Higgins

The Kentucky fans who are trying to ruin John Higgins' life need to get a life.


Cyprus Connection: Manafort-Linked Accounts Raised Red Flag AL fantasy predictions for 2017 season (Yahoo Sports)

news Banking sources said some transactions raised sufficient concern to trigger an internal investigation into potential money laundering activities.

American League fantasy season predictions

Getting ready for your draft? Well, Dalton Del Don has some opinions on many American League players for the upcoming season.


Ex-Trump Aide Paul Manafort Bought NYC Homes With Cash Insane NHL playoff streak officially comes to an end (Yahoo Sports)

news Experts say buying homes for cash and then later taking out mortgages can raise suspicions.

Insane NHL playoff streak official comes to an end. (AP)

After losing to the Hurricanes on Tuesday, the Red Wings find themselves in a position they haven't been in since 1992.


Exclusive: Embattled DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters Nurkic beats Nuggets, then trash talks them (Yahoo Sports)

news Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has launched a major reorganization of the party, which has been battered by recent crises, and the DNC has requested that resignation letters of all current staffers be submitted by next month. Perez is interviewing staff and others as part of a review process to decide who will stay and how the party should be structured in the future.

Jusuf Nurkic (AP)

Jusuf Nurkic was the steal of the trade deadline for the Blazers, and he just put on a show against the Nuggets.




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The Importance of Free Press in a Democracy

Before we can understand the importance of a free press in a democracy, we need to grasp what it means to have a free press. The Cambridge Dictionary tells us that a free press allows all media outlets to express whatever opinions they desire. That means, it says, that they are enabled to “criticize the government and other organizations.” So why would that be relevant in a democracy?

Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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